Cancer Awareness, Prevention Barn
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wv-yen
N 38° 54.505 W 079° 32.655
17S E 626221 N 4307621
"TREAT YOURSELF TO HEALTH". A modern twist to barn advertising, this is the first barn in West Virginia to "Go PINK for a cure!" This working farm barn is located near Harmon, WV and was painted in October of 2012.
Waymark Code: WM12YD7
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 08/06/2020
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
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In the Late 1800's "TREAT YOURSELF TO THE BEST" was being emblazoned as a tobacco advertising slogan on barns all across WV and the eastern US. Over a century later a few of those barn-billboards were converted to anti-tobacco messaging. This barn located near Harmon WV is the first to feature both an anti-smoking message and a breast cancer awareness message.
The project was spearheaded by The Randolph County Family Resource Network. Unveiled in October of 2012, the project took only a week for the team to complete.
Construction: Wood

Is this a 'working' barn?: Hay Barn (used to store hay or grains)

This barn is also used for animals and equipment.

Distinctive Features: Barn Art (tell us about it below)

Other Distinctive Features:
Part art, part public service announcement, in a shift from tobacco advertising this barn encourages travelers to quit smoking. One side is styled after old time MailPouch barn ads, including a rewritten slogan of "TREAT YOURSELF TO HEALTH". The end of the barn that faces the highway is pink with a pink breast cancer awareness ribbon and the message "Wish, Hope, Love, Cure, Awareness"

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